To honour a young engineer under the age of 36 who has:

· rendered outstanding service to the profession; and

· made a contribution of distinction to civil engineering.

To promote excellence in civil engineering by:

· fostering a culture of distinction in civil engineering within the built environment profession particularly with students;

· creating awareness of the contribution made to the civil engineering industry by the Institution (SAICE) and its support systems particularly to school learners with a view to grow the profession;

· provide a support role for young civil engineers;

· encouraging leadership and entrepreneurship in civil engineering;

· encouraging personal development in young civil engineers.


The young engineer must be:

·  A current SAICE member.

·  Professionally registered as a PR Eng.

·  Dedicated to the civil engineering industry.

·  Actively involved in the Institution (SAICE) particularly with the Young Members Panel (YMP).

·  Dedicated to the local community with regard to civil engineering.

·  An inspiration to others in the field as well as the general public.

·  Actively encouraging others to participate in the Institution (SAICE).

·  Worthy role models for their peers.

The engineer must have achieved/displayed the following:

· Outstanding achievements that deserve recognition.

· Recognition as an inspiration to other young engineers and society.

· A positive impact within the built environment and/or local community.

· High dedication levels by contributing their time, resources and effort.


Nominations to be sent to SAICE National ffice electronically via email to with the following information:

·         A word document with the following content and questions answered

  • Title page with:
  • Name of nominee
  • Company of employment
  • Designation/role of nominee
  • Age of the nominee
  • Years of experience
  • PR Eng registration number
  • Citation:
  • Short motivation stating the reason for the nomination (no more than 200 words).
  • Professional career achievements – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following:
  • Academic achievements accomplished, including academic qualifications.
  • Corporate achievements.
  • Types of project/s involvement.
  • Other outstanding achievements in the industry.
  • Contribution and impact on civil society – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following items:-
  • Contributions that have been made.
  • Community outreach programs promoting Civil Engineering.
  • Contributions made to the upliftment of the community.
  • Project management ability and career progress examples – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following:
  • Technical knowledge and skills and willingness to learn from experienced engineers.
  • Ability to give input and assist with solving problems when challenges arise.
  • Ability to find possible solutions for challenges that arise.
  • Impact made on civil engineering aspects – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following:
  • Involvement in major projects with regard to giving input and design.
  • Innovative ideas and thinking.
  • Giving input and assistance on how to minimise the impact on the environment.
  • How society has benefited from the young engineer’s input.
  • Professional environment – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following:
  • General opinion of employee, supervisor or project manager of the young engineer.
  • Commitment in terms of being a team player.
  • Demonstration of leadership skills in developing his/her areas of expertise.
  • Three high-resolution photographs of the young engineer, in their professional and /or casual environment.
  • Short CV/bio of the nominated engineer.


· Nominations for this award can be submitted to SAICE National Office by SAICE members or by companies, industry professionals or SAICE branches, divisions and panels.

· The completed entry accompanied by photographs can be sent to by no later than 2 September 2016.


·  Adjudication will be carried out by a nominated panel of at least three judges under the chairmanship of a past president.

·  At this level, the adjudication will be carried out on the material submitted in the citation and entry.

· The judges will select the most deserving young engineer and the award winner will be announced at the National Awards function on 13 October 2016

Nominations for this award will close on 2 September 2016

Nominations to be sent to:  

Events Manager, Brigitte O’ Connor


Tel: 011 805 5947 / 061 626 7788 






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